The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best scholars in the
arena of Chemistry relies os data
combined from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
scholar’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
only includes papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Chemistry research
Our best researchers ranking is a reliable account of leading scientists from the discipline of Chemistry, created using a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Chemistry, over 43178 scientists were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Chemistry
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is established at 40 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Chemistry. The approval factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our main aim is to ensure that only actual scientists are included in the ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the output of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a metric impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Chemistry
With 2076 researchers China ranks in spot 2 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in China is Chinese Academy of Sciences with 321 scientists affiliated with it being features in our Chemistry ranking. It is followed by Hunan University with 72 researchers. Ranking thirds is Tsinghua University with 54 scientists.
Prominent scientists present in China are representing Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hunan University, University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Wuhan University, Tsinghua University, Nankai University, Nanjing University, Harbin Institute of Technology.
Professor Ben Zhong Tang from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is featured as the best scientist in China in our ranking with a D-index of 178. Ranking second in China is Weihong Tan from Hunan University with a D-index of 165. The third spot in China is occupied by Yadong Li from Tsinghua University with a D-index of 156.
The average D-index for the top 5% scholars is 113 against an average of 61 for all 2076 researchers listed in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the area of Chemistry for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 565 against an average of 262 for all 2076 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 48893 against an average of 14077 for all 2076 researchers.